Matthaus: "This Could Be A Great Year"
Sporting CP manager Lothar Matthaus has told fans that he believes "this could be a great year for us". His Sporting team have already won two trophies this season, and will be hoping for at least two more to add to their collection under the German manager.
Speaking at a supporter's club meeting in Lisbon, Matthaus spoke of how he thinks the season could develop. "If you look at our Madrid and Barcelona games this season, it really will give a good indication about how it could go for us this season. They're the best two teams in the world, and we managed to come away from the games with two wins. I am struggling to believe Porto or Benfica could get even one win, let alone two. We managed to get a trophy from winning one of those games, which was our second of the season. If we keep playing the way we are, the title is ours... again."
Sporting also face more games against top teams, as they face games home and away to Italian giants Juventus in the group stages of the Champions League, as well as Turkish club Galatasary and Russian club Spartak Moscow.